NEW BEACON BOOKS / GEORGE PADMORE INSTITUTE / OBERON BOOKS EVENT
Oberon Books / New Beacon Books / George Padmore Institute invite you to the launch of
MIXED COMPANY: Three Early Jamaican Plays edited by Yvonne Brewster.
This new collection is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence.
Please join us for a drinks reception and a reading from special guest Linton Kwesi-Johnson.
Venue: New Beacon Books, 76 Stroud Green Rd, London, N4 3EN (nearest tube: Finsbury Park)
Date: Thursday 9 August 2012
Time: 18:30 – 20:00pm
RSVP: RSVP via email to email@example.com or call 0207 607 3645 / 0207 272 4889
Mixed Company: Three Early Jamaican Plays
The Creatures by Cicely Waite-Smith (1954)
Bedward by Louis Marriott (1960)
Maskarade by Sylvia Wynter (1970)
In August this year Jamaica celebrates the 50th anniversary of Independence. Mixed Company contains three of the finest early Jamaican stage plays, written mostly before the dawn of Independence. The plays were conceived with a Jamaican audience in mind, an audience conscious of the melting pot in which it lived. Each offers a unique perspective on the spirit of a people who held on to traditional beliefs and customs in the face of colonial opprobrium as the populace struggled to gain political, social and cultural independence.
ISBN: 9781849432160 | RRP: £14.99
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